Aid to Africa: 'an unmitigated disaster'

Aid to Africa: 'an unmitigated disaster'

Listen Listen to Dambisa Moyo (3 mins 48 secs)

A World Food Programme campaign urging countries to continue to send food aid to the hungry

The WFP wants aid to continue despite the financial crisis

It is estimated that Africa has received about $1trillion of aid from rich nations since the 1940s, but many Africans are still living in poverty.

Former World Bank economist, Dambisa Moyo argues that the current approach isn't working.

In her book, "Dead Aid", she says it has proved to be an "unmitigated political, economic and humanitarian disaster".

First broadcast 3 February 2009

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